The communication of thought and feeling through the careful arrangement of words for their sound, rhythm, and connotation as well as their sense
The smallest division of a poem having a pattern of rhyming lines which is repeated in another stanza
a devise used to lend a songlike quality to poetic verses and to emphasize certain words and ideas. End rhyme and rhyme scheme are examples of the use of this devise.
any pattern of rhymes in a stanza which is conventional pattern or which is repeated in another stanza. Lower case letters are assigned to the end rhyme of each line of poetry to describe the pattern. The rhyme scheme of a stanza of poetry could be abbcb.
The rhyming (matching of similar sounds) at the end of lines of verse
syllables arranged so that the reader expects a similar series to follow
any regular pattern of rhythm
poetry written with a rhythm and other poetic devices, but without meter or a regular rhyme scheme. Its rhythm sounds more like the natural rhythms of normal conversation. Every line of a free verse poem may have a different pattern of beats.
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally. Common figures of speech include metaphore, simile, and perso ification.
a figure of speech that compares two unlike objects without the use of like or as or similar terms.
a figure of speech that uses like or as or similar terms to make a direct comparison between two unlike ideas
in both cases, the comparison is developed at length and continues through a series of lines or stanzas, sometimes throughout the entire poem
extended metaphore and extended simile
a figure of speech that attributes human feelings or characteristics to inanimate objects.
the use of vivid, concrete, sensory details to create a picture in the reader's mind.